Tasty Bullet

Image/Shadowline

Story by Jonathan Vankin and Arnold Pander, art by Arnold Pander

Sep 04, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

The title of Tasty Bullet refers to a product, an addictive energy drink in a bullet-shaped can, for which the protagonist is a pitch girl/stuntwoman. It would probably make a great movie. Hot girls, short skirts, dangerous love, corrupt corporations, and action aplenty. But I'm not sure it makes for a great comic. More

Sweet Tooth (Issues 1 and 2)

DC/Vertigo

Written and drawn by Jeff Lemire

Sep 03, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth, a new ongoing series from Vertigo, focuses on Gus. He's a sweet-natured young boy who's grown up in isolation, living off the land in a small cabin, with only his father for company. Gus happens to be a human-animal hybrid. He's part deer. More

Sweet Tooth (Issue 1)

DC/Vertigo

Written and drawn by Jeff Lemire

Sep 02, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

To paraphrase its creator, Sweet Tooth is a mix of Bambi and Cormac McCarthy's The Road, an unrelentingly tale of fathers and sons in the wake of an apocalyptic disaster. More

Terror Titans

DC

Written by Sean McKeever, Penciled by Joe Bennett

Aug 31, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Super-teens are being snatched up and brainwashed into serving as gladiators in an underground fight club. But the main focus in Terror Titans is on those doing the snatching. More

Aug 28, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

The Surrogates: Flesh and Bone is a prequel to 2006's The Surrogates, the movie version of which, starring Bruce Willis, will soon hit theaters near you. It revisits a sci-fi world where it's possible to live life almost completely remotely, via highly advanced robotic avatars, aka "surrogates." More

Welcome to Forest Island

Top Shelf

Art by Bwana Spoons

Aug 27, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Over the span of his career, Bwana Spoons has been using his highly stylized and imaginative art to create Forest Island—a hyper-kinetic and super-saturated place that his surreal characters call home. A compilation of pieces that could easily stand on their own, and short narratives, Welcome to Forest Island may actually form some grand narrative from cover to cover. Spoons, as a multi-media artist, combines his abilities in painting, design, screen-printing, and toy making in these addictive 144 pages. More

Aug 24, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Many children of the '80s and earlier no doubt read the comic strips in their parents' Sunday newspapers. Most of the strips were mildly amusing at best (with the exception of The Far Side and a couple of others) and some were downright lame (Family Circus, anyone?). Sometimes there would be a Spider-Man or Superman strip that was tailored more for a mainstream audience than the diehard comic book fan. With Wednesday Comics, DC has reinvented and revitalized the comic strip. More

Red Herring (Issue 1)

WildStorm/DC

Written by David Tischman; Art by Phillip Bond and David Hahn

Aug 21, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

The comical sci-fi miniseries is written by David Tischman (Bite Club, Greatest Hits), with art by Philip Bond (Grant Morrison's Kill Your Boyfriend, Vimanarama) and David Hahn (Fables, Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four). More

Aug 20, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Since DC Comics has a habit of recycling its old characters, concepts, and titles, it might be hard to leave preconceived notions at the door when you dig into El Diablo: The Haunted Horseman, a trade collecting the six-issue miniseries from 2008. After all, the original character, Lazarus Lane, was an Old West-based, Zorro-esque character, that originated in the '70s. Then there was a fine, if not especially popular, El Diablo series launched in the late '80s, featuring a non-powered mystery man in a small Texas town. In 2001, Brian Azzarello's El Diablo was a fantastic and creepy western with horror overtones. The latest version owes something to all of these, yet is not precisely like any of them. More